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Multipicture Rights Acquired For Susan Ee’s Bestselling Series ANGELFALL.

It was recently announced that Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Good Universe have acquired multipicture rights to Susan Ee’s bestselling Amazon Publishing book series ANGELFALL. Raimi, most know for his work on the Spider-Man trilogy, and Tapert, known for his work on The Possession, are set to produce the adaptation.

The novel was initially self-published and later released through Amazon Children’s Publishing after being courted by multiple publishing houses.  Angelfall became an instant success across a broad demographic of readers resonating with the ravenous young adult crowd as well as adults.  The book ranked #1 on Amazon’s Most Wished For Teen Book list and #1 best seller in Sci-fi & Fantasy. Susan Ee is a lawyer turned writer and Angelfall is her debut novel.

Lucy Stille of Paradigm brokered the deal on behalf of Susan Ee whose book she first read as a self-published e-book and took on the project immediately because she so believed in the potential of the franchise.  The deal was negotiated for the producers by Dan Freedman. Aaron Lam brought the book to the producers. Nicole Brown will oversee for Good Universe.

Raimi commented on the acquisition saying.

“Susan is a brilliant writer.  She has created a fantastic world with instantly engaging and real characters. I immediately connected with the material and knew that she had conceived the perfect combination for a great fantasy film.”

The official synopsis of the novel is as follows:

Six weeks after angels of the apocalypse descend to demolish the modern world, street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back… even if that means making a deal with an enemy angel Raffe, a warrior who has been left bleeding and wingless.  Having only each other to rely on for survival, the two journey towards the angel’s stronghold where she must risk everything to rescue her sister and he must decide whether to put himself at the mercy of his enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

The second book in the series will release in Fall 2013.

Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy Gets the Blu-ray Treatment

The official website for Marvel Entertainment has just announced the return of Sam Raimi!  Well, not Sam Raimi per se, but the original Spider-Man films the he directed.  This time they’re coming to Blu-ray and in a brand new special edition packaging. “But that’s not all.  There’s more!”  Each package will contain Movie cash for the release of Sony’s July 3rd release of The Amazing Spider-Man.

This looks an awful lot like how the Star Wars saga churned out their reproductions.  This is truly the merchandising that comes out when companies turn to the dark side.  At least each of these Ultraviolet digitial copies comes with a bucket full of features.  Let’s look at the list below; and hope that we see stuff with Bruce Campbell in it *SQUEE!*

The special features are listed as follows with the cover art:

New to the “Spider-Man” Blu-ray:

  • “Spider Sense Trivia Challenge” — Rise to the ultimate web-slinging challenge as you test your “Spider-Man” movie knowledge in this over feature trivia game. Do you have the spider sense to achieve the highest score?
  • “The Spider-man Cutting Room” — Create and share your own video using clips and music from the movie!
  • New collectible O-Ring packaging
  • “Spider-Man” Blu-ray Bonus Features Also Include:
  • Filmmakers and Cast Commentary Sam Raimi, Laura Ziskin, Grant Curtis, and Kirsten Dunst
  • Visual Effects Designer & Crew Commentary John Dykstra & Special Effects Crew
  • Tobey Maguire and J.K. Simmons Commentary
  • “Spider-Man: The Mythology of the 21st Century”
  • HBO Making of “Spider-Man”
  • “Spider-Mania” an E! Entertainment Special
  • Director Profile: Sam Raimi
  • Composer Profile: Danny Elfman
  • Costume Design Featurette
  • Seven Behind The Scenes of “Spider-Man” Featurettes
  • Screen Tests with Tobey Maguire, J.K. Simmons, and CGI Spider-Man
  • Costume and Makeup Tests
  • Gag/Outtake Reel
  • Six Muti-angle Webisodes
  • Music Video: “Hero” performed by Chad Kroeger and featuring Josey Scott. Performed by Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, Saliva vocalist Josey Scott, Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron, and Theory Of A Dead Man guitarist Tyler Connolly
  • Music Video: “What We’re All About” performed by Sum 41

New to the “Spider-Man 2” Blu-ray:

  • New collectible O-Ring packaging
  • “Spider-Man 2” Blu-ray Bonus Features Also Include:
  • Commentary with cast and crew (Theatrical Version)
  • Technical commentary (Theatrical Version)
  • Commentary with Producer Laura Ziskin and Screen Writer Alvin Sargent(Extended Version)
  • Blooper Reel
  • 12 Part Making of — Making the Amazing Featurette
  • Hero in Crisis Featurette
  • Ock-Umentary Featurette
  • Five-Part Visual Effects Breakdown

New to the “Spider-Man 3” Blu-ray:

  • New collectible O-Ring packaging
  • “Spider-Man 3” Blu-ray Bonus Features Also Include:
  • Commentary with Director and Cast
  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • Bloopers
  • Concept Gallery: Sketches
  • Concept Gallery: Paintings
  • Concept Gallery: Sculptures
  • Photo Gallery: Special Effects
  • Photo Gallery: Director and Cast
  • Music Video: “Signal Fire” by Snow Patrol

Not exactly the hippest pieces of cover art I’ve seen.  They didn’t even bother to clear up the yellow light refractions from Spidey’s eyes overlooking a sunny New York; probably from when they got Photoshopped.

Maybe this new upcoming Spider-Man movie is the one we deserve.  Not the one that we need.

Also nothing on the list about the Bruce. *Sigh*